2006 Lexington, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.731719 -95.409891
Great Brunch – Just tried brunch at this restaurant for the first time this past weekend. It was very good. I chose the create your own omelette and my bf had the crab and poached eggs with hollandaise. We were both very happy with the flavor, freshness and temperature of the food and the service though off to a slow start was very good also. The bottomless bellini, mimosa, etc was a great price and all were delicious also.
Food is great - service Rocked the House! – My boyfriend and I went to Mia Bella on the 4th of July for an evening dinner while we were staying downtown at the Hotel Icon (see my review for Hotel Icon.) Downtown wasn't as hopping as I had anticipated, so getting a reservation was pretty easy. We are familiar with Mia Bella's family of restaurants and enjoy their menus, so we were confident that we would enjoy the downtown location. We were seated outside and had the nicest server ever - Patrick - who was super-accommodating, really knew his menu, and was just an all-around friendly guy! He brought us three wines to sample (because we were having a hard time deciding) and didn't make us feel guilty about it. Our meals were delicious!! Patrick was very attentive the entire time. We walked away feeling really great about our experience. You will know Patrick when you see him - trendy glasses, looks about late 30's (but told us he's 50!!), and SMILING. I would highly recommend asking for him on your next visit.
Hidden-away Italian Gem – Mia Bella is my go-to place for Italian. Why? Great Italian at an oustanding price. Everything on the menu is high-quality, beautifully presented, and flavored well for such a great deal. Ambiance and service are also included!! Such a charming little place, you will be pleasantly surprised. The dipping sauce for the bread is the best of anywhere - you must go, if just for this dipping delight! I recommend the Mia Bella Salad and the Osso Bucco (which is surprisingly extremely affordable). This is a great place to go if you want to have a quiet conversation or have a special night out...just a great balance for any occassion. Enjoy!
One of my favorites – We went this past Saturday for a girls night out and it was truly amazing. I ordered the lamb shank braised in red wine. The food was divine. Every bite was enjoyable. The lighting is dim and it wasn't a loud place. It would make a great date spot. The staff were very attentive and we didn't have to wait long for drinks or food or even to be seated, especially being a Saturday. All of the girls enjoyed their food and all said they wanted to come back again.
An Italian Surprise! – I saw the restaurant on City search and the visit didn't disappointed me at all! The menu is exciting. For the happy hour menu they have beef carpacio and tuna carpacio, which is very authentic. We ordered a baked fish and seafood lasagna, which were tasty and good looking. Dessert is free with the coupon. The chocolate cake is light-taste but extremely flavorful. Service is great. The waitor explained the items which I didn't know and give good recommendations. For those pasta lovers they provide a 'creat your own pasta' option, which you can simply combine your own choice pasta, meat, and sauce. The restaurant is actually owned by Morrocan, and they own another Moroccan restaurant just beside this Italian one. For every week day they have a day special. For example tuesday they have a five-course dinner for just 30 dollars. Cannot wait for the next visit to either of them!
Perfect Italian Restaurant! – Having recently moved here from the Pacific NW this has quickly become mine and my husband's favorite restaurant! The quaint dining room and personable service are commedable, but the food is DELICIOUS and defnitely the reason to go!! You can't beat the happy hour specials ($3 appetizers!) and their frozen/blended Bellini is not only tasty and refreshing, but really hits the spot (if you know what I mean)! We visit at least once a week and try something new each time we go and have never been disappointed. I would recommend dining Monday-Thursday evenings and indulging in their daily specials - such as Tuesday half price bottle of wine!
Convenience and inventive Italian fare define this longtime favorite. – In Short
The dining room is cozy, with tables comfortably spaced and a substantial bar off to one side. Restaurateur Youssef Nafaa (Mi Luna) infuses the Italian menu with distinct Mediterranean flavors. The eclectic menu features varied appetizers including a grilled calamari dish and a savory mushroom and goat cheese strudel. Thin crust pizzas tempt with a variety of toppings while hearty pasta dishes, including healthy whole wheat pasta with cheese-stuffed meatballs, provide for lunchtime leftovers.
Nice location and good seafood lasagna – Mia Bella is located in the heart of the city off of Shepherd and 59. The wine list isn't bad and the food is really tasty. I ordered the seafood lasagna obviously. It was really rich and well prepared. Dessert shouldn't be missed here either. The waitstaff is professional and attentive. I'll be back.
a nice trendy italian place – the ambience is pleasant ... a bit too trendy for my preference ... and not as cozy or laid-back as most italian restaurants are. the food was great, but not all that ... i felt the smaller, mom-in-pop restaurants offer better cuisines with a personalized touch, but nonetheless mia bella's quality still satisfy the palette. great for a romantic dinner for 2.*
Superb Italian cuisine & great prices to boot! – Without a doubt the best Italian food to be had in the Houston area! The ample wine list and menu will please even the most demanding of dinner guests. The dining areas are comfortably arranged, and the service is second to none. Our waiter Theo was very attentive and saw to our every need. You have to check out this restaurant. With its 5 star quality food and service and very reasonable prices, you can not go wrong!! Two Thumbs Up!
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